In this video, Pilentum presents one of the largest model railroad exhibits in Germany. This model railway layout, mostly built with elements made by Marklin, represents Germany in the time after the World War II. Therefore, there are various combinations of trains and locomotives running on Germany's railway lines between 1950 and 1970. Another section that was added later, represents the modern era of German railway development.
This is a very special video that was stored on old VHS tapes in the archive of Pilentum. In 1995, the world's largest modular model railway layout was presented near Frankfurt, Germany. Even then, there were small cars driving independently and automatically on the streets. This system is that what we know today as the Faller Car System. The model trains were partly still controlled in analogue operating mode, but in some sections even a digital signal box was used. Unfortunately, this video was recorded in 4/3 aspect ratio. Pilentum scaled it up to 16/9 aspect ratio.
Usually, Pilentum makes videos about model trains. But in this video the world's biggest miniature airport is presented. It is called Knuffingen Airport and it is the largest model airport of the world. The airport is part of the great Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg, Germany.
This model railroad layout in HO scale was installed in the back room of a shop for model trains in Germany. The shop is called "Model Train Paradise". While in the front office toy trains, locomotives and equipment were sold, in the back office this beautiful model railroad layout was presented only for selected visitors. It was a very small exhibit of approximately 50 square meters. However, due to the many details and due to the many trains, you were not able to notice the layout's size. The special feature of this model railway display is that it was built by the famous artist Bernhard Stein. Bernhard Stein was known as a famous model builder throughout Europe. There are not only highly detailed and beautiful landscapes and railway lines, but there are also various combinations of very rare trains, railway coaches and locomotives.
In Germany, the Ruhr region is well known for its coal and steel industry. This model railroad layout is a detailed replica of that landscape in HO scale. It is a very large model railway layout with more than 100 trains. Famous buildings, large industrial plants and cities are presented in this miniature world.
This model railroad layout is about 90 square meters and presents a mountain landscape with small rivers and a quarry in Germany. There are railway tracks in standard HO scale and in narrow gauge HO scale. For almost 1,500 meters of railway track the Tillig Elite model tracks were used. On the main railway line locomotives are driving which are equipped with sound generators.
This video is about a model train show in Germany which was organized by three railway clubs. The members present their modular model railroad system built in HO scale. There are some modules which are absolutely worth seeing because they represent some frivolous scenes. And, also the steam locomotives and the diesel locomotives with real steam and smoke generator are worth seeing.
This video is about an amazing model train layout with beautiful steam locomotives. The exhibition area of this model railroad display is about 230 m² in size. There are more than 1,100 m railway tracks in HO scale. This model train show is a highly detailed replica of the railway stations Ottbergen and Bad Driburg in Germany. Buildings, tracks, railroad crossings, the railway depot and much more are reproduced in museum quality. The display presents the situation of these Germany cities in the summer of 1975. Trains and locomotives are completely digital and automatically controlled.
This video is about a beautiful steam locomotive. The steam train is loaded with coal and then the steam loco moves to the railway turntable. Then it moves into the roundhouse or engine shed. The entire model railroad layout is digitally controlled.
In Hamburg, there is not only the Miniatur Wunderland, but there is also the very impressive model railway layout, namely one of the oldest and largest model railway displays in Europe in 1 Gauge. The model train layout is located at the Hamburg Museum. The entire model railway shows an image of the station Hamburg-Harburg. A century of railroad history is represented. Since 1949, trains running on 1,200 meters of track. There are old diesel locomotive models, steams and modern trains. If you don't like the commercial Miniatur Wunderland, you should look at this historical model railway layout, which was opened in October 1949 at the Museum of Hamburg History. Most elements of this layout are handmade and not from retail packages, including signals, buildings, locomotives and wagons. The model trains are controlled by Gahler & Ringstmeier software.
If you like vintage trains, locomotives and railways, you will love this model railway layout at the Dresden Railroad and Transport Museum. This model railroad layout was built in the 1960's in O scale in the German Democratic Republic, i.e. East Germany. Originally, the model train layout and its signal box were used to explain the rail traffic to young railway engineers, for example, they learned about the process of signalling control of train movements and block systems to ensure that trains operate safely. Today, this model train layout is a very popular destination, especially during the Christmas season. In this video, you can watch many locomotives and trains of East Germany. Furthermore, Pilentum installed a little camera inside the locomotives for making cab ride videos.
One of the largest model railroad layouts of Switzerland in O scale was built by the Swiss association of model railroad friends in Baar. The Gotthard Railway Line and the Furka-Oberalp-Express Railway Line were rebuilt on this model railway layout. When Pilentum visited this layout he installed a camera inside the locomotive for making cab passenger rides. There are the famous and most beautiful locomotives of the Swiss Federal Railways.
In Germany, the Black Forest is a large forested mountain range bounded by the Rhine valley to the west and south. And, there is also the largest European model train layout based on this landscape. The model railroad layout is a replica in 1/87 scale. On 400 square meter, more than 40 model trains are driving through a wonderfully detailed landscape. There are 1,300 meter of railway tracks in HO scale.
In Germany, there is a permanent model railroad exhibit showing the largest model train layout about Thuringia in HO scale. The exhibiton area takes 500 square meters, approximately 50 meters in length and 10 meters in width. The goal was to represent the rail traffic service inside the region between Eisenach, Erfurt and Weimar in Germany. In addition to the model trains, also the most sights of this region are shown, for example, the Wartburg, the significant monument of German history, or the Kyffhäuser monument. There is also the depot Meiningen, known as Germany's best workshop for steam locomotives. Finally, there are 120 model trains, locomotives and over 1,000 coaches.
The Orient Express was a long distance passenger train service created in 1883. The first train left Paris for Vienna. Later the railway route ran from Paris to Istanbul crossing Munich, Budapest, Bucharest and Zurich. Due to the fame of this railway line, a replica was modeled in HO scale. The model railroad layout presents the famous cities and train stations where the Orient Express once has gone. This model railroad display is one section of the great model railway exhibition called "Model Railway Wiehe" in Germany.
This is a very big TT scale model railway layout from Germany. TT scale is a niche model railroading scale, whose name stands for Table Top. On the railway lines are model trains crusing along German landscapes. This model railroad display is one section of the great model railway exhibition called "Model Railway Wiehe" in Germany.
In this video, Pilentum presents a model railway layout in O scale with model trams and model tramways. These streetcar, trolley and cable car drove in the city of Dresden, Germany. The model railway display was installed inside the Dresden Railway Museum.
This is a very big model railroad layout in G scale about the USA and its trains. On the one hand, there are the beautiful steam locomotives from Santa Fe and Rio Grande, and on the other hand, there a modern trains from Amtrak and Union Pacific. The locomotives and coaches are made by LGB. Very impressive are the locomotives climbing up to the hills. This model railroad display is one section of the great model railway exhibition called "Model Railway Wiehe" in Germany.
In this video, Pilentum presents a model train layout in G scale. There are model trains made by LGB cruising along a typical German landscape. This model railroad display is one section of the great model railway exhibition called "Model Railway Wiehe" in Germany.
In Germany, the Elbe Valley is a very popular landscape. The destination is located near Dresden. Because it is such a beautiful landscape, there is also a model railway layout in HO scale. This permanent model railroad exhibit is called "The Miniature Elbe Valley Railway". The exhibition presents a detailed replica of the old Saxon-Bohemian Railway. Only trains of the former German Democratic Republic from the period from 1950 to 1976 are driving along the railway line. It is a unique representation of the rail traffic of the former GDR. The model trains are digitally controlled by the DigiRail software.
This is the largest model train layout of the world. This beautiful model railway is called Miniatur Wonderland. The Miniatur Wonderland is Germany's largest and finest model railroad exhibit, and the largest of its kind in the world. The model railway layout is located in Hamburg, Germany. There are 50,525 ft of railway tracks in HO scale, divided into several sections, for example, Germany, Alps and Austria, City of Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, Switzerland and Italy. One of the most popular attractions, beside the model trains, is the replica of the Hamburg Airport because it is a fully functioning miniature airport complete with departures and landings of model airplanes. I guess, you will not believe your eyes when you watch this video.
In this video, Pilentum presents a fantastic model train layout in HO scale. Why is it so fantastic? Because this model railroad display is an replica of a railway line near Frankfurt/Main, Germany, built in great detail. Model trains are running in DCC mode.
Often people compare model trains made by LGB with toys trains for childen. But if, in addition to the toy trains, a whole landscape still exists, then it is a beautiful model railroad layout. Please, enjoy these LGB model trains running along an indoor model railway display.
Many people compare the model trains of LGB with toys trains for kids. But if, in addition to the model trains, a whole landscape still exists, then it is a beautiful model railroad layout. Please, enjoy these LGB model trains running along an outdoor model railway display.
This O scale model railroad layout was built between 1928 and 1960. All locomotives, buildings and railway tracks were manufactured entirely by hand. The model trains are more than 80 years old, but they were upgraded from analog to digital control in the year 2008. It is the largest and also the oldest O scale model railroad in Europe.
This model railroad layout, built in H0 scale, presents the rail traffic at the famous Gotthard Mountain in Switzerland. This model railway display is an exact replica of the typical Swiss landscape. There are locomotives, freight trains and passenger trains from Switzerland. And, there is the typical construction of the catenary above the railway lines in Switzerland.
This video is about a permanent model railroad exhibit in Germany. The model railway layout is built in H0 scale. There are locomotives, railcars, freight trains and passsenger coaches of the 1980ies used by German Federal Railways. Please, enjoy a lot of model trains and rail traffic in miniature.
This awesome model train layout in HO scale is one of the largest model railroad layouts in Germany. It's an amazing model railway layout with hundreds of digitally controled model trains. There are famous trains of the German Federal Railways, high speed trains and steam trains. This model railway layout is a permanent model railroad exhibit near Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
This model railroad display in HO Scale is about the city of Dürnstein, Austria. There a many model trains cruising through the beautiful landscape along the river. This model railroad display was constructed by the famous designer Josef Brandl. It's an highly detailed model railway with a lot of rail traffic.
An amazing model railway layout about Switzerland and its famous Glacier Express. Watch a model train, cruising between Brig, Visp and Zermatt on this little model railroad diorama built in HO scale.
Model Trains in HO scale of the famous Sherman Hill railway line. Watch the Big Boy of the Union Pacific railroad class 4000, an amazing steam locomotive, and the Big Boy Challenger as well as some diesel locomotives in HO gauge scale.